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South China Sea

China under Xi Jinping- A New Trend in Foreign Policy?

Paper No. 5912                                  Dated 10-Apr-2015

By D. S. Rajan

South China Sea: Kissinger Offers Wrong Prognostication to China

Paper No. 5902                                  Dated 30-Mar-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Kissinger’s prognostication to China to pend South China Sea dispute for future generations can best be termed as suggesting a face-saving exit from the international isolation on this issue arising from its conflict escalation record.

South China Sea & Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy Analysed

Paper No. 5881                                   Dated 26-Feb-2015

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Strategically responding to China’s conflict escalation in South China Sea, newly elected President WIdodo announced Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy in November 2014.

Contextually, Indonesia should have responded much earlier for a redefinition of Indonesia’s maritime postures in keeping with China’s enlarging escalation of conflict in the South China Sea against Indonesia’s ASEAN neighbours.

South China Sea and the US-India-Japan Trilateral Revitalisation

Paper No. 5811                                  Dated 27-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The re-vitalisation of the US-India-Japan Trilateral is a contextual response lately to China’s conflict-escalation in the South China Sea primarily followed by military brinkmanship against Japan in the East China Sea region.

Vietnam Visit by Indian President Strategically Significant

Paper No. 5786                                      Dated 15-Sept-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian President’s visit to Vietnam from September 14-17, 2014 is rich in strategic significance and also high in terms of political symbolism indicating India’s relentless initiatives to reinforce the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership.

South China Sea: China’s Unfolding Strategic Blueprint for Full-Spectrum Dominance

Paper No. 5746                                         Dated 21-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

(Observations made at Round Table Conference at Danang, Vietnam May 20 2014 by Dr Subhash Kapila following the International Workshop on May 19 2014.)

South China Sea has emerged as an explosive regional and global flashpoint endangering the security and stability of the wider Indo Pacific region. This arises mainly from China’s propensity to use force to settle territorial disputes.

China is the Major Threat to Asian Security and Stability

Paper No. 5744                                       Dated 17-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporaneous review of the Asian security landscape would in mid-2014 suggest with clarity that China has emerged as a major threat to Asian security and stability. The China threat palpably raises concerns all over the Indo Pacific.

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